A Manchester PR, talent manager and consultant has accused Prince Harry’s PR team of behaving “irresponsibly” as his eagerly anticipated memoir, Spare launches today.
Carla Speight, who also offers photography, marketing and events services though her consultancy, has a portfolio of high-profile clients including comic Jason Manford, The Happy Mondays’ Shaun Ryder and The Social Chain’s Dominic McGregor.
As Harry’s ITN interview, which peaked at 4.6m viewers on Sunday night, and today’s publication of his book continue to dominate the headlines — a situation that is unlikely to change just yet with a further two US interviews also in the mix, and an appearance on Colbert yet to come for armchair analysts — Speight said: “Harry’s PR Team, instead of being strategic and cautious, are handling the communication channels quite irresponsibly. Harry is being allowed, and encouraged, to talk about stuff that we’ve never heard before. It just highlights the American-style press and the American-style approach to PR as opposed to the British approach.”
Speight took to Twitter immediately after the interview on Sunday night to praise ITN’s Tom Bradby for his handling of the situation describing his work as “superb.”
Can we all take a minute to appreciate how @tombradby is outstanding in this heart wrenchingly honest interview with Harry. It’s so well rounded & Tom is showing his journalistic & interviewing prowess! It’s honestly superb work by tom and @ITV 1/2#PrinceHarry #Harryinterview pic.twitter.com/xoDGuDQFsq
— Carla Speight (@CarlaJSpeight) January 8, 2023